Monday, July 29, 2019


Do you have your Christmas card stash started yet?  If not, now's the time to get going - especially since you can enter our latest A Blog Named Hero challenge and have a chance to win a prize from Hero Arts!!

I started my card by stamping holly (HA stamp but no longer available) around the edge of my kraft card base with black ink.  Colored the holly with my polychromos (any colored pencils will work) layering the color from light to dark and then at the end going over it again with the lightest green to blend it all together.  Used some white gouache mixed with a little water to spatter some "snow".  Die cut the sentiment (a discontinued HA stamp & cut) twice in white and once in gold for a little more texture and to make the gold pop a bit more.  Finally added some red Nuvo drops.

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Thanks for visiting today and always appreciate your kind comments.


  1. One of my favorite Christmas cards, Betty! This is wonderful!

  2. So pretty Betty. I have this stamp and it's one of my favourite holly stamps. Gorgeous card.

  3. Wow that is such a beautiful card, Betty... great stamping
    and I have looked at all your other card you have made in the last time... they are all så beautiful, to. And congrats to you grand doughter with her gold medal... well done

  4. I'm a big fan of holly and I love how you stamped and colored them here, Betty! Love all the texture you created by adding berries and snow...so festive! Such a lovely sentiment, too!


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